Twiddle®

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The soft and machine washable Twiddle® products can help soothe and calm and create focus and attention through fidgeting and sensory stimulation. There are a wide variety of Twiddle® themes to choose from: Classic, Sport, Cat, and Pup. Each Twiddle® includes a soft-plastic orbit ball, loop of multi-colored wooden beads, textured ribbons, Velcro pull patch and a sealed satin or buckskin crackle pouch.   

Physical 4

Skills

  • The Twiddle can allow children to work on bilateral coordination as they bring both of their hands to midline to manipulate the sensory items inside of the plush.
  • Fine motor skills are encouraged as children feel and manipulate the various tactile components of the Twiddle, wooden beads, ball, and more.
  • The Twiddle is a great resource for kids to manage their focus and attention as it allows them to fidget and move without disruption in a classroom or waiting room of a doctor’s office. 

Play Ideas

  • Let the plush Twiddle act as a hand warmer as children embark on imaginary arctic adventures during pretend play.
  • Switch out the different manipulatives with new objects for kids to fidget with whether they are attached or simply placed inside the Twiddle.
  • Put a baggie of carrots or one of the child’s favorite snack time treats in the pocket on the side of the Twiddle.

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Twiddle products are sensorily stimulating with the bright colors and different plush textures for kids to engage and explore.
  • The accessory textures give children the experience of touch and allow them to conceptualize tactile discrimination. This skill is important for learning same and different in life skills.
  • The accessories and plush material on the Twiddle products provide an auditory experience. For example, the crackle from the satin pouch or the swish of the silk ribbons. 

Play Ideas

  • What is missing? Remove one of the accessories to challenge the child’s visual memory and recall as they try and figure out what is missing.
  • Add objects to the Twiddle that make noise like placing a bell on the end of one of the ribbons.  
  • Place different items inside the Twiddle and have the child guess what it is by touch. For example, place a train car in the plush pouch. 

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • The Twiddle can be used to help children self-regulate through the calm of the plush material and the accessories to fidget and help soothe.  
  • Twiddle products provide an open-ended play scenario and encourage creativity in children as they dictate the rules of the pretend play experience.
  • The fine motor skills used when playing with or attaching the accessories on the Twiddle can support life skills like dressing, brushing teeth or using an eating utensil. 

Play Ideas

  • Create a treasure hunt! Caregiver can remove all of the accessories from the Twiddle around the house and hide them for the child to find. Make a treasure map for added fun!
  • Caregiver can put a note of achievement in the satin pouch. For example, ask 3 questions in class today or clean up all of your toys before bed. The child can work toward that goal and take it out as a reminder. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$45.00
Age Range:
3+

AblePlay Rating

Twiddle®

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 4
Sensory 4
Communicative 3
Cognitive 3
Social/Emotional 4

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